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North Dakota Signs

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Hotel Donaldson
Fargo, ND
Rick's Bar
Fargo, ND
Josef's School
of Hair Design
Fargo, ND
Spirit Room
Fargo, ND
The Hotel Donaldson was built in 1893. This replica sign was built when the hotel was renovated in 2003. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Rick's Bar opened in 1979. This sign was adapted from an earlier bar. For more, see this website. [map]

Josef's School of Hair Design opened in 1949. This sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Spirit Room sign is probably an adapted sign from another business. The organization which focuses on the healing Arts was established in 1997. For more, see this website. [map]

Metro Drug
Fargo, ND
VFW Post
Fargo, ND
American Legion Club
Fargo, ND
Empire Tavern
Fargo, ND
Steve's
Package Store
Fargo, ND
The Metro Drug sign may be from the 1960s. [map]

This VFW Post sign is modern. It probably replaced an earlier sign. [map]

The American Legion Club sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. It has been updated with the addition of a digital message board. [map]

The Empire Tavern opened in 1936. This sign might be the original but it looks more 1940s to me. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Steve's Package Store sign appears to be an adapted sign from the 1950s. [map]

Nodak [gone]
Fargo, ND
Fargo Linoleum
Fargo, ND
White Banner
Uniform
Fargo, ND
Berg Auto Supply
Fargo, ND
The Nodak department store opened in 1945. These signs might have been from then or slightly later. This photo is from 2011. In 2013, after the store had closed, Karl's TV Audio and Appliance bought the building. These signs were removed by 2014.

Fargo Linoleum opened in 1926 is one of the downtown Fargo's oldest businesses. The sign is from 1952. For more, see this website. [map]

White Banner Uniform opened in 1961 and this sign is from then. [map]

Berg Auto Supply opened in 1946 as Berg Fargo Motor Supply. When the business moved downtown in 2002, this sign was brought along. It was refurbished at that time and the lettering was changed to reflect the new name. [map]

Town Hall Bar
West Fargo, ND
M&J Brand Saloon
West Fargo, ND
Sunset Motel [gone]
West Fargo, ND
The Town Hall Bar sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The M&J Brand Saloon sign may have been redone at some point. The business was originally known as the M&J Brand Steak House. The star on top of the sign is probably from the 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Sunset Motel sign was probably from the 1950s or 1960s. When this photo was taken in 2011, it appeared to have been recently refurbished or might have been a replica sign. Around 2012, the motel became a Rodeway Inn and the sign was either destroyed or removed. For more, see this website.

More Fargo Signs:
Bismarck Tavern [map]
Pink Pussycat Lounge: 1, 2
Round Up Lounge [vintage; gone]

Happy Harry's
Bottle Shop
Grand Forks, ND
El Roco Lounge
& Bottle Shop
Grand Forks, ND
Bronze Boot Steakhouse & Lounge [gone]
Grand Forks, ND
Happy Harry's Bottle Shop was established in 1944. I believe this is a modern sign. For more, see this website. [map]

The El Roco Lounge & Bottle Shop opened in 1952 and this sign is probably from then. For more, see this website. [map]

The Bronze Boot Steakhouse & Lounge opened in 1954. The 16 foot tall boot sign on the left above is believed to be from then. It features red neon and a spur with chasing bulbs. It is not known when the smaller boot sign was built. These photos are from 2011. In 2012, the restaurant closed. The signs were auctioned off in 2013. The larger boot sign was won by the owner of Home of Economy for $6,000. After the sign is restored, it will be displayed inside the Grand Forks store in the boot department. The smaller sign went to a private collector. For more, see this website.

Home of Economy
Grand Forks, ND
Big Daddy's Lounge
& Casino [gone]
Grand Forks, ND
Lucky Inn Motel
Grand Forks, ND
Home of Economy was established in Thief River Falls in 1939 as an auto parts business. It has evolved into a chain of home and farm supercenters with six locations in North Dakota. This Grand Forks store opened in 1962 and this sign is believed to be from then. It was restored in 2012 for about $50,000. The sign is about 35 feet tall. The arrow's incandescent bulbs were replaced with LED bulbs during the restoration. The chasing pattern was retained. Three of the other locations (Grafton, Minot, Williston) have vintage signs like this one. The Grand Forks sign was the first one of the four. There are plans to restore the other three signs eventually. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [Grand Forks map]; [Grafton map]; [Minot map]; [Williston map]

The Big Daddy's Lounge & Casino sign appears to be modern. My guess would be 1970s or even much more recent. This photo is from 2011. In 2013, the place became a Wild Bill's Sports Saloon. The Big Daddy's sign was replaced with a new one.

The Lucky Inn Motel sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

Rite Spot Liquor Store
Grand Forks, ND
Highlander Bottle Shop
Grand Forks, ND
The Rite Spot Liquor Store sign appears to be fairly modern. It is lit at night. For more, see this website. [map]

The Highlander Bottle Shop opened in 1962. This sign must be from then although it looks more like it was built in the 1950s. It appears to have been hit by a truck and leans at a considerable angle. For more, see this website. [map]

Red Ray Lanes
Grand Forks, ND
The Red Ray Lanes signs might be from the 1950s and/or 1960s. The Kegler sign is probably more recent. [map]

Van Hal Mobile Homes
Valley City, ND
Nu-Bar
Valley City, ND
R&G Auto Supply
Valley City, ND
American Legion
Valley City, ND
Van Hal Mobile Homes is gone but this sign remains. [map]

The Nu-Bar bar is still in business. The sign appears to be from the 1950s. [map]

The R&G Auto Supply sign might be from the 1940s or 1950s. It appears to have been recently refurbished. [map]

This American Legion sign appears to be fairly modern. My guess would be 1960s or later. [map]

Oasis Bar
Wahpeton, ND
Sportsman's Lounge
Wahpeton, ND
Globe-Gazette Printing Co.
Wahpeton, ND
The Oasis Bar sign appears to be from the 1950s. [map]

The Sportsman's Lounge sign appears to be from the 1960s or 1970s. [map]

The Globe-Gazette Printing Co. is gone but this sign remains. The sign has been around since at least the 1950s. It is now tucked away behind a building in an alley. [map]

More North Dakota Signs:
Chieftain Motel (Carrington) [map]
cowboy sign (Carson) [map]
Spur Bar & Lounge (Dickinson) [map]
Reno's Sports Bar (Hillsboro) [map]
Jet Stream Car Wash (Jamestown) [map]
10 Spot Bowling (Mandan) [map]
Arny's Lounge (Minot) [map]
North Hill Bowl (Minot) [map]
Crook's Lounge (Rugby) [map]
Hub Motel (Rugby) [map]
American Legion (Watford City) [map]
El Rancho Motor Hotel (Williston) [vintage; gone]
Gaffaney's Stationery (Williston) [gone]
Hedderich's (Williston) [map]
Keatings (Williston) [map]
Mel's Motel (Williston) [map]
Nite Cap Motel (Williston) [gone; private collection]
Sukut Office Equipment (Williston) [map]

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